Artist William Mangum has celebrated the American landscape for more than 40 years. Bill’s entrepreneurial approach to his work has led to acclaim as one of the foremost artists in the country. He recognizes that art is the channeling of creativity and perspective that communicates a story well beyond just what’s on the canvas. Along the way, he has discovered that the acronym ART – alliance, resourcefulness and timing – beautifully illustrates the foundational steps that one can use to amplify the approach to life and business.
As a medium, art skillfully intrigues, captivates and charms participants. For an organization hosting an event, unveiling a new direction, or simply desiring to entertain a core audience, Bill’s keynote presentations are much more dimensional than the average speaker. They are rich, visual experiences coupled with compelling stories – all customized and designed to help the hosting entity celebrate its own brand.
If you’re looking for a premium program to project your message in a captivating, engaging and inspiring fashion, Bill’s keynote will leave your attendees charmed, impressed and entertained. His speaking fees begin at $1,500 and can include copies of Bill’s latest book, “Reflections,” as a signature gift for attendees. This base fee includes a 30-minute pre-event planning session with organizers and a maximum 45-minute program with an engaging 15-minute question and answer period at the end. Add-ons include a book signing and/or art show following the keynote and Q&A.
To learn more about booking William Mangum for your next program call Joy Ross 336.379.9200 or email email@example.com.
Celebrating Life as ART
Alliance, Resourcefulness and Timing (ART) have been the signature ingredients to an art career that has taken William Mangum around the world. It also has been the formula in his alliance with companies from startup to Fortune 500, helping them market their brand. Bill will share how these three components are key and, if properly leveraged, a formula for a successful career:
How alliances can jumpstart your career.
How resourcefulness can help you to accomplish your goals.
How timing plays into the way your ideas are received and perceived.
North Carolina Beautiful
There is no place like home! William Mangum has literally traveled around the world, but it is his home state that he celebrates like no other. From the mountains to the coast and with four distinct seasons, Bill regards his home state an “artist’s paradise.” He’ll share the peaks and valleys of his story:
From modest beginnings in his hometown of Pinehurst to worldwide acclaim, it all began with a modest 59-cent tray of watercolors. More than four decades later, he has over 3,000 paintings to his credit.
Regarded as the state’s foremost landscape artist, he’ll explain how he locates his inspiration and how he creates a painting step by step.
Eight coffee table books feature his original artwork and none has been more successful than the iconic “North Carolina Beautiful.” He will talk about its development and take you through a virtual tour of our colorful state, highlighting its iconic treasures and hidden charms.
The Importance of a Balanced Life and Legacy
From the age of eight William Mangum knew that he wanted to be an artist. But his was a childhood riddled with tragedies and insecurities. From life’s setbacks, Bill pressed on and used those experiences to forge a mindset of never giving up on yourself or your dreams. Some highlights:
From wining a blue ribbon at the North Carolina State Fair at eight years old to being bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from his alma mater, Bill takes you on a colorful journey encompassing life lessons that he has learned along the way.
From billionaires to beggars, Bill has had personal friendships with each, but sometimes life’s greatest changes in direction can come from the humblest of meetings.
Bill’s Honor Card program, now in its 32nd year, has been the cornerstone for many agencies that fight homelessness. He shares its history and how it will be remembered as his legacy.
“I just received our guest surveys from the Best of Our State event at the Pinehurst Hotel. Over 90% of the responses to the question “which program did you enjoy the most?” indicated Bill Mangum!
Bernard Mann Publisher, Our State Magazine
“The one thing that is unique about Bill is that many who have an artistic talent are not verbally outgoing; he shows you his work with joy! Listening to Bill, meant that you were in for something special. It didn’t matter what state you had come from or grew up in, he touched all of us.”
Harry Reynolds Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
“We were looking for an entertaining convention presentation and bill delivered in spades!” Bill shared not only his interesting dialogue on his paintings, but also an insight to creative energies. Everyone learned from and enjoyed Bill, a real North Carolina treasure.”
Allan Head Executive Director, NC Bar Association
Through telling art and beautiful illustration, Bill’s work reflects a commitment to preserving the best qualities of one of the South’s most beloved states.”